At The Jefferson School we are reimagining education — one engaged, motivated child at a time.

MISSION

The Jefferson School believes that children who are actively engaged in hands-on, nature-centered, experiential learning:


- are more readily able to absorb new ideas and integrate them with their current knowledge. 

- develop a passion for both lifelong learning and global awareness. 

- develop an early connection to the natural world as well as a desire to preserve it.

 


To that end, The Jefferson School strives to offer an exceptional, active learning environment of nature-centered strategies for children from preschool through grade 8.

 

VISION

The Jefferson School is recognized as a leader in developing and promoting relevant, hands-on, nature-centered educational strategies for students from preschool through grade 8.

The city of Philadelphia is investing $500 million to reinvigorate its parks, libraries, playgrounds and recreation centers, and spread opportunity into all corners of the city. The program, called "Rebuild," is paid for in part by a new tax on sugar-laden drinks. Philadelphia is the first big city to pass such a “soda tax” bill.

What may be the world’s largest nature playground, located in Adelaide’s Morialta Conservation Park, is nearing completion. The state government is spending close to $1 million to build the new playground, which formed part of the government’s $10.4 million plan to improve Adelaide’s national parks. The $900,000 space will include five new play areas, climbing boulders, and new paths.

Working in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, some Vermont doctors are writing prescriptions to get more people outside and exercising. The “Park Prescription” program, designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues in patients and their families by encouraging exercise at state parks, offers a free pass to any Vermont State Park.